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Signs of peak oil grow daily. British oil geologist, former Greenpeace campaigner, author and solar entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett interviewed by Alex Smith. Can Saudi Arabia support the world market? Will gasoline be rationed soon? Why cheaper solar can survive without subsidies. Founder of SolarCentury looks at world energy scene. From Radio Ecoshock Show 110225 21 minutes in CD Quality or Lo-Fi Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, interview, radio ecoshock, transition, transition towns, Peak Oil, climate change,...
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Are you ready, personally, for the difficult times ahead? Radio Ecoshock talked with Carolyn Baker about a year ago, in March 2010. Now she's back with a helpful new book "Navigating The Coming Chaos: A Handbook for Inner Transition." How to find meaning for survival in collapse. Ways to grow, when institutions fall. From the Radio Ecoshock show 110225 24 minutes in CD Quality or Lo-Fi Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Author of 1968 book "The Population Bomb" - 40 books and 40 years later, Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich joins psychologist Dr. Robert E. Ornstein to offer a solution to the multi-headed crisis we face (population, economy, peak oil, climate change). Erhlich suggests we have an ancient ability for empathy that we will need to survive the future. From Radio Ecoshock Show 110211 21 minutes.n Visit Radio Ecoshock
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This in-depth interview with world-famous anti-nuclear campaigner Dr. Helen Caldicott is from the Radio Ecoshock Show March 25, 2011. Shocking details of how nuclear power creates transgenerational diseases. Parts of Japan may never recover. America, Canada, and Europe face the same threats. Caldicott calls for a revolution against the psychosis of nuclear power and nuclear weapons. 28 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Master winter gardener Elliot Coleman grows year round in Maine, USA with unheated hoop houses. Classic how-to interview. In the UK, guerrilla gardener Chris Tomlinson explains how he unilaterally plants public and private spaces with more food, providing an edible landscape for hard times. You tube rant by "HumptyDumptyTribe" warns global famine from climate change could come soon. No vegetables appear in over-heated Austin Texas garden. Program ends with winter greenhouse interview...
Topics: environment, food, gardening, agriculture, organic, winter, climate, climate change, heat, famine,...
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From it's origins in the UK, the Transition Town movement is evolving in North America. A report from West Coast leaders in Colorado, Transition Los Angeles, and Village Vancouver. Original interviews and recordings, with useful examples. Speakers Michael Brownlee, Vandy Savage, Joanne Poyourow, Ann Pacey, Ross Mostrow. Radio Ecoshock 110218 1 hour CD Quality or Lo-Fi Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Part 1: After speaking in place of climate denier Exxon CEO, Richard Heinberg sticks a pin in the frackin' natural gas bubble. Interview, followed by speech except by David Hughes of Post Carbon Institute. Part 2: "Climate Capitalism" book by founder of Natural Capitalism, Hunter Lovins. Launch speech by co-author Professor Boyd Cohen. A new business approach to climate change. Pokes some Sacred Cows, loaded with real-world details. Radio Ecoshock 110520 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, radio, ecoshock, climate, climate change, global warming, energy, gas, fracking,...
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After Fukushima, making U.S. reactors safer. Feature interview with nuclear engineer David Lochbaum from Union of Concerned Scientists. Speech by Paul Watson at Premiere of new film "Eco-Pirate" with director Trish Dolman in Vancouver, Canada. Lively Q and A, as Watson updates his campaigns, now off to stop illegal fishing off the coast of war-torn Libya. Has Japan given up its illegal whaling for good? Earthbeat host Daphne Wysham records a Virginia storm victim. Compelling...
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, whaling, activism,...
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Starts with a rant welcoming the new business Master of Washington. Then to Greenpeace Brazil, interview with Kiko Brito on the climate floods there. Feature interview with Nafeez Ahmed, author of "A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilization." Ends with a speck of hope. Radio Ecoshock 110128 CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 13 MB Music bed "Clubbed to Death" by Rob Dougan, + clip "I've Got Mine" by Ry Cooder.
Topics: radio, environment, green, Greens, ecology, environmentalism, climate, climate change, global...
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A Radio Ecoshock special. Media activist Karen Nyhus live at the Occupy Oakland General Strike, November 2nd, 2011, California. Following the shooting of veteran Scott Olsen, protesters by the thousands took to the streets trying to close down the city commerce and port. Karen talks with ordinary folks and activists in a series of brief interviews to capture their motivations and hopes. Climate activism is also raised. 16 minutes.
Topics: environment, climate, climate change, global warming, protests, Occupy, Oakland, California,...
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News of unstable oil, climate, banking and regimes brings the question: are we ready, personally, for difficult times? Dr. Jeremy Leggett, oil geologist, former Greenpeace campaigner, solar entrepreneur on world energy. Can Saudi's deliver? Solar getting cheaper anyway. Analysis of EU dependency on Libyan oil, and connections to arms trade. Then historian and psychotherapist Dr. Carolyn Baker on new book "Navigating the Coming Chaos: A Handbook for Inner Transition." Wise tips for...
Topics: environment, radio ecoshock, peak oil, energy, oil, solar, power, transition, solutions, crisis,...
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Jack Alpert, from the Stanford Knowledge Integration Laboratory, says over populaton will bring riots, chaos, and billions of deaths in the next 10 years. We must slash world population. Alpert explores the maximum naturally sustainable number for Earth, and radical ways to get there. With 3 follow-up interviews with Greenpeace co-founder Rex Weyler, ecologist Vandy Savage, and Dr. Bill Rees, co-inventor of the "Ecological Footprint". Bed music: "Unrestrained Growth" by...
Topics: environment, radio ecoshock, radio, green, population, solutions, show, children, consumers
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An in-depth interview with Michael Brownlee, co-founder of Transition Colorado, and author of history of the Transition Town movement in the United States. How the original idea by Rob Hopkins at Totnes, UK evolved to meet American needs. And the contentious issue of "Deep Transition" to prepare for emergency or collapse. From the Radio Ecoshock show 110218 24 minutes in CD Quality or Lo-Fi. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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As four Japanese reactors burn, a historic interview with famous anti-nuclear campaigner Helen Caldicott. Can Japan recover? Will America or Europe experience the same. Caldicott explains the transgenerational impact of nuclear radiation, a form of "compulsory random genetic engineering" even with normal operation of nuclear power. Then a wise interview with Peak Oil psychologist Kathy McMahon. How to handle the ugly headlines, and denial by spouse or family. Her home is 35 miles from...
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, news
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Japan may be facing a nuclear reactor meltdown in the next 24 hours, expert says. Quick nuclear news report from Radio Ecoshock on 5 reactors shut down, at least one heating up to dangerous levels, following the March mega-earthquake. The government is announcing venting of radioactive materials to relieve pressure in the core, where backup systems have failed to stop the heat and reaction. The rush is on to prevent another Three Mile Island or even Chernobyl nuclear accident. With a report...
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, news
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3 interviews: "Peak Oil Shrink" Kathy McMahon from Vermont on unexpected lessons from Hurricane Irene. Urban homesteader Jules Dervaes - food self-sufficiency on a city lot. Richard Heinberg on coping with the End of Growth. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Shale gas industry emissions from "fracking" are as bad as coal. New science from Cornell University Professor Robert Howarth and team: a speech at Peak Oil And Gas conference in Washington; plus a follow-up interview with Howarth by Alex Smith. Industry vents methane, leaks methane, big impact on climate change. Then the billion dollar climate gas fraud. Samual Labudde of the Environmental Investigation Agency explains how European ratepayers are being blackmailed by China and India...
Topics: environment, energy, shale, gas, methane, emissions, climate, climate change, global warming,...
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Wicked problems, like climate, energy, or economy - cannot be solved by normal science. A new synthesis interview with Thomas Homer-Dixon. Webcast by Jerome Ravetz, Valerie Brown on Post-Normal science & community. Moglen on dream of total free speech - now causing a revolution near you. Radio Ecoshock Show 110304 1 hour CD Quality or Lo-Fi Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, radio ecoshock, climate, peak oil, energy, show, crisis, science, transition
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The economic system and the ecosphere are at risk of massive and abrupt change. From the popular financial blog "The Automatic Earth" writer "Ilagi" on the European banking mess, and blowback to America. Boston Globe journalist Dianne Dumanowski reads from book "The End of the Long Summer" (our former stable climate). Two part interview of Alder Stone Fuller on the risk of abrupt and violent climate change. It's not just James Lovelock. Dozens of major scientists...
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Can humans and their economies just grow forever? Politicians always sell us on growth, as do corporations. But our planet is limited in resources, and we are using more than Earth can give. Should we just wait for the great Ponzi scheme to collapse? Why not plan for a smaller economy, with less impact on the atmosphere and the species, while we can. That is the idea behind "De-Growth". You will hear two speakers from the opening panel at the De-Growth Conference in Vancouver Canada...
Topics: environment, economy, climate change, climate, global warming, solutions, growth, degrowth, speech
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After brief news of resistance to gas frackin, and panic expedition to Arctic to measure methane flares, - interview with Craig Rosebraugh on new film on oil industry "Dirty Lying Bastards." Then Dr. Peter F. Sale on coral collapse and current mass extinction of species, re his book "Our Dying Planet". With samples of anti-frackin music from Australia. Radio Ecoshock show 111012 1 hour Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, species, extinction, oil, industry, accidents, health, media, film, book, interview,...
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Desperately looking for a clean way to remove dangerous carbon from the atmosphere, Alex interviews Allan Savory of the Savory Institute. His project to capture carbon into the soil, using intelligent herd management in Zimbabwe, is on the short-list for the Virgin Earth Challenge. We follow up with Abe Collins, a carbon farming leader in Vermont, USA. Plus organizing for local food in North Carolina (even in hard times) - Aaron Newton at ASPO 2011. Radio Ecoshock 111130 1 hour
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Get energy independence (and help the climate too!) Two interviews with off-grid authors who have walked the walk, living outside the power grid, with a minimum of fossil fuels. Where to start with solar, heat pumps, hot water heat, wind or wood. Cam Mather from aztext.com, living in comfort - off grid 14 years. From the UK, Nick Rosen author of "Off the Grid" at off-grid.net. Plus short clips from latest Noam Chomsky and Bill McKibben on climate crisis. Radio Ecoshock 110608 1 hour....
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In his new film, former Democracy Now! videographer Franklin Lopez explains his anarchist call to end civilization by any means. Kick it over, deep-Green Derrick Jensen style. Then Alex mulls Net fear mongering of a military response - to riots by the new American poor. Radio Ecoshock 1 hour 110114nCD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
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Escaping the religion of car domination. Yves Engler and Bianca Mugyeni try to navigate the wilds of American suburbs without a car. Full analysis of auto addiction, costs, ways back to safe, human scale. Speech by Yves Engler June 27, 2011 at SFU downtown Vancouver. Panel at book release with Vancouver Councilor David Cadman & road activist Carmen Mills. Radio Ecoshock 110706 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, transportation, cars, safety, mass, transit, sustainable, safety, climate, climate...
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From The Weather Underground, Jeff Masters explains killer tornadoes, record floods, Texas drought, with an eye to the climate. From Climateprogress blogger and energy expert Joe Romm on weather & climate, plus new science. Canadian wildfire expert Mike Flannigan on Boreal and Tundra fires. Music: "High Water Rising" by Joel Zifkin. "Radio Ecoshock 110527 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, climate change, weather, global warming, climate, storms, tornadoes, drought, floods,...
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Pakistan is flooding again, with millions more homeless. Panic is spreading about Dengue fever. Dengue is in the Caribbean now, with 12 cases reported this year in Florida, more in Texas. Learn what Dengue is, and how to recognize the bug that spreads it. New diseases with global warming. Then a powerful speech by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., delivered to the Commonwealth Club of California June 16, 2011 as part of the "Climate One" project. How coal poisoned us all, and fish too. How...
Topics: environment, climate, climate change, global warming, rain, floods, Pakistan, U, S., health,...
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We have 5 years to move away from fossil fuels. After that climate catastrophe is unavoidable. Who says? The International Energy Agency, conservative voice of 28 countries. Interview with Diana Bronson, ETCgroup, on geoengineering & climate genes. Press teleconference clips with Lester Brown of Earth Policy Institute, saying U.S. emissions are falling. Interview with Emily James, maker of new film on climate activism in the UK "Just Do It". Ends with clip of Occupy movement song...
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Will there be more explosions at the damaged nuclear reactors in Japan? What is reaching North America, or Europe? The Fukushima site leaks hi-rad waste while operators dump more into the Pacific. Sea food & sea life affected. Japanese government withholds vital information. News plus interviews with Dr. John Large in UK, and Dr. Krzysztof Starosta who measured emissions in Vancouver, Canada. Radio Ecoshock 110408 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, news
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How hot will we go? Can the climate runaway? How fast must we cut emissions to save a livable world? Latest science from Professor Hans Joachim "John" Schellnhuber of Potsdam Institute. Keynote address at "Four Degrees of More" conference, University of Melbourne, Australia, July 2011. Essential listening. Find more at fourdegrees2011.com.au Radio Ecoshock 110831 1 hour CD Quality or Lo-Fi Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, climate, climate change, science, speech, Australia, global warming, emissions,...
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Fukushima accident now Chernobyl-style Level 7. Analysis of risk & radiation by Arnie Gundersen, industry insider & whistleblower. Chat w. Calif. activist Ace Hoffman. Our milk, food, water hit. Lots of news clips you never hear. Is this accident being used in a power struggle in Japan? Radio Ecoshock 110415 1 hour Visit Radio Ecoshock
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While we fear the economy, in the national bunkers of media - the peat fires have returned to Indonesia. Last time that happened, a carbon burst larger than car emissions staged the hottest year on record (1998). Peat and forest fires in this one country can help tip climate. Plus Indonesia is world's largest exporter of coal for electricity generation. Interview with Dr. Florian Siegert from the GeoBio-Centre of the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. India has huge coal scheme and is the...
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Climate threatens 2 nuclear power plants in Nebraska (focus on Fort Calhoun) & Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab. The nuclear industry may not survive climate disruption. Then we investigate: Will the Fukushima nuclear melt-downs, and irradiation of Tokyo, prod bankruptcy of the U.S.? Only if the Japanese cash in their billions in Treasury bonds. The deep geopolitics of nuclear disaster. In second half: two speakers on an ecological and realistic solution: end the endless quest for growth....
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Confirmation that 3 reactors damaged, melting down in Japan. Civil defense info to protect yourself. Plus investigation into Diablo Canyon California reactor built on quake zone, and how Americans can take action. Even Japanese authorities admit the protective containment vessels of 3 reactors at Fukushima Dai-ichi are "punctured". Reactor 2 likely cracked, leaking hot fuel down to concrete basement. Situation out of control. Highly radioactive water pouring into the Pacific Ocean....
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, news, U.S., safety
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In tough economic times, millions of North Americans are threatened with homelessness. Bankrupt governments are not responding. Could you hack it? Alex interviews homeless advocates in New York City, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and Vancouver, Canada. 10,000 homeless school kids in NYC & no plan to house them. Illegal to sit or lie down in San Francisco. Most homeless in D.C. are African Americans. Vancouver reports some progress. News outside mainstream media. Music by Ghana's Daddy...
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Is Earth ready to cope with 7 billion people? We hit 6 billion in 1999, when prospects for the economy and climate action were much brighter. From the Population Institute in Washington, Robert Walker, author of new report "From 6 Billion to 7 Billion, How Population Growth Is Changing and Challenging Our World" Part of Population Speak Out. Severe problems ahead, with some solutions that benefit all (like educating women, and empowering their choice over family size).nFrom the Radio...
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Can we believe the Japanese on Fukushima dangers? Could another big wave of radiation hit North America, Europe? A reactor by reactor report, plus geopolitics and your own preparation. The under-reported stories. 3 reactors melting down. Two spent fuel ponds blown. Tepco response. Flooded buildings. What can we do? Radio Ecoshock 110429 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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From South Africa, Professor Patrick Bond lays out the awful truth, where climate talks have gone into the dead zone. I ask if it will be safe to protest in Durban. Bond is from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and director of the Centre for Civil Society in Durban. A wide-ranging interview on how UN talks became the "Conference of the Polluters" - and the world-wide climate justice movement pointing us in the direction of survival. From Radio Ecoshock 111102 23 minutes. Visit Radio...
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Why don't you hear about the extra cancer deaths, the global warming impacts of the ever-expanding airports? Because winning UK activists are prevented from speaking in the U.S. Hear British aviation activist John Stewart (campaigner of the year) and Dan Glass from aviationjustice.org Plus Debi Wagner from Seattle. She's fought off SeaTac (2nd largest global warming polluter in Washington State), tells us about horrible health impacts, and the battle around North America to halt airport...
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Have you seen the frightening maps showing Fukushima radiation bombing North America & Europe? What if they are not true. Alex Smith investigates with the scientists who made them. Plus a look at the fringe mythology building around the Japan nuclear accident. Did the Americans do it with HAARP? Is Japan developing secret nuclear weapons? A Radio Ecoshock bonus feature 110429 24 minutes.
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As all the world builds cars & roads, while burning more & more electricity - how much oil and coal is left? This is "the talk" by geoscientist David Hughes. Retired energy expert from Geological Survey of Canada, now with Association for the Study of Peak Oil (Canada) and Post Carbon Institute. His talk on natural gas was in the Radio Ecoshock show 110518. We have passed peak oil, even coal is becoming harder to get. Countries lie about their reserves. How much is really...
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The "Conference of the Polluters" in Durban, South Africa - as rising greenhouse gases threaten everything we know. Professor Patrick Bond, University of KwaZulu-Natal,Durban. From London, Murray Worthy of World Development Movement, plus Durban activists Bandile Mdlalose, Shack Dwellers Movement, and Bongani Mthembu, South Durban Community Environmental Alliance. Also: Madeline Kovacs from projectsurvivalmedia.org on new youth media at COP-17. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Why cold winters after the hottest year? And those Australian super-floods? Interview with Meterologist Jeff Masters, from The Weather Underground (#56 most popular site on the Net). Then Oxford Historian of modern China Karl Gerth on the big question: why did China turn to consumerism, coal and oil? Why not leap forward into clean energy? Can we survive it? Radio Ecoshock 110107 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB
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Begins with "Occupy Wall St" music by Dissolv. Then Robert Walker of the Population Institute briefs us on his new report "From 6 Billion to 7 Billion". When we hit 6 billion people in 1999, the economy and hopes for climate action were much brighter. Now we face severe problems. But educating and empowering women could solve them. Rest of the program is a home alternative energy workshop with Bill Kemp, author of "The Renewable Energy Handbook". Where to start...
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90% of global warming goes into the ocean. Heating seas change storms & species now, and for 100's of years. Dr. Josh Willis of NASA explains how. Dr. Hobday of CSIRO Australia on marine species impact. Plus sample of "The Climate Show" from New Zealand, with latest climate science, beyond the tipping point. Radio Ecoshock Show March 11, 2011 110311 1 hour CD Quality & Lo-Fi Visit Radio Ecoshock
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According to the mainstream media, the Fukushima nuclear accident is all over. Just the opposite is happening. Historic high levels of radioactivity. Mega radiation released again. Japan admits Reactor 1 total melt-down, leak. #4 leaning, could collapse. #3 out of control. Population poisoned. Loaded with latest shocking news from the world's largest nuclear disaster. Radio Ecoshock 110513 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
Topics: environment, nuclear, nuclear power, reactor, accident, Japan, earthquake, risk, news
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Hear the voices of activism. A Radio Ecoshock interview with Tzeporah Berman, a founder of Forest Ethics, now co-director of the Climate and Energy Campaign for Greenpeace International. Plus a clip from the launch of her new book "This Crazy Time". From Earthbeat radio reporter Daphne Wysham, Naomi Klein is interviewed outside the White House - at the Keystone XL Pipeline protest where over 1200 were arrested. Klein exposes the conspiracy to export Tar Sands oil to Europe, using the...
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Who are the climate deniers & who funds them? Thorough investigation by Dr. John Mashey of California. Former Chief Scientist for super-computer maker Silicon Graphics. He met climate scientists being harassed and threatened, went on a years-long quest to know who and why. Fake "institutes" funded by big oil and coal use plagiarism and lies to stall public awareness of climate change danger. Presented by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. Find Mashey's extensive lecture...
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"World on Edge" - new book from Lester Brown. We talk food futures & climate. Prof. Matthew England, Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney - on Australia's terrible floods. Our unstable future. Bill Powers drops out to a 12 by 12 cabin, finding himself in Nature. Radio Ecoshock 110121 1 hour CD Quality 56 MB or Lo-Fi 14 MB Song: "Talking Global Warming" by Smoky Dymny
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New look at public health risks of climate change, with Harvard's world-renowned expert Dr. Paul Epstein. Clip from talk by Dr. Tim Tarako of SFU. Interview with Andy Revkin, former environment reporter for The New York Times. Interview with Vermont teacher Katy Farber on "Service Learning" & Captain Charles Saylan on fixing environmental education. Radio Ecoshock 110506 1 hour.n Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Dr. Nafeez Ahmed from London explains the 6 factors bringing our times into deep crisis. Instead of separate movements (like climate change, peak oil, economy) - are we facing a single problem, where things interact? How does one affect the rest? New book "The Crisis of Civilization" explores, in this interview. From Radio Ecoshock Show 110128 29 minutes.n Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Can't move to the country? Grow your own food where you are. On a standard city lot in Pasadena California, Jules Dervaes and his family have grown tons of produce for over 20 years. Learn tips and techniques, with links to follow up at urbanhomestead.org. Also a discussion of how a garden can survive "global weirding" - the destabilization of a normal climate. From the Radio Ecoshock show 110907 20 minutes.
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Lester Brown, founder of Earth Policy Institute, reports U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are falling, by 9% since 2007. He credits an active anti-coal campaign, baby boomers no longer commuting, voluntary reductions, better gas mileage on cars, and more. Recording by Alex Smith of a teleconference for press November 2nd, 2011. Includes a question by Alex Smith. Used on Radio Ecoshock Show 111116. 22 minutes.
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Is biochar a real solution for climate change? Why is big oil pushing biochar to "offset" emissions from the Canadian Tar Sands? Earthbeat reporter Daphne Wysham investigates with Rachel Smolker from globaljusticeecology.org. Then Daphne inverviews Exec. Dir. Anne Petermann on the Stop GE Trees campaign. Big corporations are risking the wild forest with genetically engineered Eucalyptus trees. This Earthbeat for Ecoshock sampler ends with Dr. Helen Caldicott. BEFORE Fukushima,...
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THE EMERGENCY CONTINUES Despite "progress" - the disaster continues. Alex Smith delivers a reactor-by-reactor run-down of continuing risks from the best authorities, as of early March 21st. High radiation, half-melted cores, hot fuel ponds, the whole site will be permanently closed, Japanese authorities have announced. Find the details the news fails to report. Special bulletin from Radio Ecoshock. 14 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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American activist and author Bill McKibben explains growing climate crisis. Says we must act, even if it seems too late. Selections from speech and Q and A in Vancouver, Canada at UBC April 9, 2011. Fukushima nuclear accident must not take our eyes off climate wrecking. Via The Vancouver Institute, recorded by Alex Smith. Radio Ecoshock 110422 1 hour. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Following droughts in Texas, floods in the Mid-West, and the most deadly tornado season in U.S. records - how much of that is climate change? We talk it through with meteorologist Jeff Masters from The Weather Underground, one of the top 50 most-read blogs in the world. From Radio Ecoshock show 110527 16 minutes.
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Canadian Professor Thomas Homer-dixon in his first Radio Ecoshock interview. Wide-ranging discussion of problems from climate to Peak Oil - and why we fail to prepare for the impacts. Author of "The Ingenuity Gap" and "The Upside of Down." 26 minutes from Radio Ecoshock Show 110304 Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Why are so many bad things happening at once? Handling the converging crisis with author Ellen Laconte. The new rules when Life rules. An interview with lasting wisdom in troubled times. Then to the next threat to both climate and oceans: Cairn Energy drills deep off Greenland in "Iceberg Alley". Greenpeace call them out, with climate campaigner Vicky Wyatt. In our last interview, we talk with scientists Jennifer Sunday and Nick Dulvy on heat tolerance in small species. Will some be...
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Interview with marine and climate specialist, Dr. Joshua K. Willis, from the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. His name is on some of the most important recent scientific papers evaluating what we know, and don't know, about the state of the world's oceans and climate change. The ocean absorbs up to 90 percent of warming from our greenhouse gas emissions. Changes imperil species, change Arctic ice formation and more. Careful research scientist on what we know, and what we don't....
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A techie experimenting with renewables (and living off the grid)- William Kemp has the best guide: "The Renewable Energy Handbook" Aztext press. This extended 36 minute interview is loaded with tips, and places to start saving money and getting energy self-sufficient, wherever you are. We talk solar, wind, batteries, cutting "phantom power" in your home. This interview is a radio workshop that should be popular for years. It's from the Radio Ecoshock Show 111019. Visit Radio...
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Allan Savory offers one of the few clean & natural ways to capture massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the air, to store it in soil. His techniques of herd management, and predator preservation, have been tested in Zimbabwe, Africa and in the USA. This new agriculture can also reverse desertification and restore ground water. Savory Institute for more details. On short list for Virgin Earth Challenge prize. From Radio Ecoshock 111130 24 minutes.
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Diana Bronson of ETCgroup covers the industrial fringe: geoengineering, synthetic biology, and climate genes. Giant multinationals are patenting gene sequences needed for crops to survive climate change. Others plan to make new species, or to claim parts of continents, as "biomass" for energy. A small group of scientists, countries and billionaires plot to block out the sun, to stop global warming. From the new book "Earth Grab, Geopiracy, the new Biomassters, and Capturing...
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On the "Aviation Justice Tour", Dan Glass speaks with Alex Smith. His stories of actions in the UK, and advice from the "Plane Stupid" winning campaign to stop construction of runway 3 at Heathrow Airport in London - help North American activists prevent endless expansion of airports and air travel. We talk not only the harm of climate change, but the "horror, hope, and embarrassment" of being a human in a polluting world. Civil rights of non-violent protest is...
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Hawaiian singer's Occupy movement song. Performed in front of APEC Summit leaders in Honolulu November 10, 2011. Asks them to do the bidding of the many, not the few. Check out the full video on You tube, and go to makanamusic.com. 5 minutes 23 seconds.
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According to Peter F. Sale, 25% of all marine species inhabit coral. But 20% of the living reefs are dead now. From new book "Our Dying Planet, An Ecologists's View of the Crisis We Face" this interview runs from the sea to the Holocene Mass Extinction (now). There is no single cause, but one single agent: humans. Feature inteview from Radio Ecoshock show 111012 29 minutes.
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How do big oil companies frack the world? Let me count the ways in this interview with film-maker Craig Rosebraugh. For his new movie "Dirty Lying Bastards" Craig went to more than a dozen countries, filming the victims of oil spills, pollution, and poisoning. From the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf to Uganda and beyond. Cutting through the PR and the BS, a disturbing look at major oil companies behavior. From Radio Ecoshock Show 111012 21 min 30 seconds. Visit Radio...
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An early founder of Greenpeace, and founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Captain Paul Watson is the subject of new film biography: "Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson". Speech and Q and A after the premiere at Projecting Change Film Festival, Vancouver Canada May 27. Paul Watson with film writer/director Trish Dolman. News of marine mammal conservation, and Watson's lifelong battle to save the whales. 24 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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Part 1. Serious scientific reports humans are killing the ocean life, including acidification. Two clips from scientists authoring a new report from International Programme on the State of the Ocean, or IPSO. They warn of coming mass extinction in the oceans. We look at past mass extinctions with a feature interview with expert Professor Peter Ward, author and advisor to TV series. Part 2. American Fukushima - 3 sources confirm U.S. reactors are unregulated and dangerous for decades, as...
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What are the lessons from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear disaster in Japan? The same American-designed reactors are in the U.S. and around the world. From the Union of Concerned Scientists, former nuclear plant engineer, whistle-blower, and NRC safety training instructor David Lochbaum explains his testimony to Congress May 13th. David outlines what happened in the critical hours, why it took so long to be admitted, and what we must do now, especially to protect overloaded spent fuel ponds....
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"Complete Without Kids, An Insider's guide to Childfree Living, By Choice or By Chance" - interview with author and clinical psychologist Dr. Ellen L. Walker. Personal talk about the good and the bad of not having children. From Radio Ecoshock show 110211 19 minutes.
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Nuclear industry executive and whistleblower Arnie Gundersen of Fairewindes.com gives dead-on insider assessment of true situation at Fukushima. Proved right. From Radio Ecoshock show 110415 21 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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One third of Slave Lake Alberta suddenly burned down in early Spring, just one of many forest fires in the Boreal forests of Canada, Alaska and Russia. These turned from carbon sinks to carbon sources. We learn how from one of Canada's top wild fire experts, Dr. Michael Flannigan. Tundra fires (peat beyond the tree-line now exposed due to global warming of the Arctic) can be worse, releasing giant amounts of new carbon. From Radio Ecoshock 110527 13 minutes.
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How one county in North Carolina organized (even in hard times) to support local food production. Good tips for anyone. Aaron Newton recorded at ASPO 2011 Conference Washington D.C. by Gerri Williams. From Radio Ecoshock show 111130 14 minutes. Visit Radio Ecoshock
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On short notice, a Russian research ship with Russian & American scientists was sent on a 45 day expedition to confirm reports of the sea "boiling". Led by Igor Semiletov, also funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the group found "methane torches" coming from the seabed in the Eastern Arctic in September 2011. Reported by Russian press (RIA Novosti Sept 2 & Itar-Tass Sept 29) but not American media. Frozen methane "clathrates" on sea bed could...
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